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Sharon,

Share any new things you learn!

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Sorry about your health Richard and hope you are doing better. My lab work came back great...kidney/liver, etc, doing great, but white cells were midely elevated. Feeling better today, with still an uneasy stomach after I eat. Have a good one all. CLINK!-Paula


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Very good Paula, I'm happy you are so healthy!! 


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Thanks sweetie!


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 Makes me want to do the chicken dance. I love it sweetie! Oh yes, a question for you please. Had more lab works, not question, feeling fine, but she said she is going to take me off Metformin ER after she sees the lab results. Can be doing a number on me she said aside from the stomach flu I have been fighting. I washed my hands before typing this. She said just insulin will be it. HERE COMES THE QUESTION...are you on insulin alone? Would that be a good thing or an arguing thing? Acquiring minds want to know. Well, hope you are doing fine. Need to make my sauce now for Mostacholli. Have a good one. DADA-DADA-DADA-DA.


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Paula, I have read many times about Type 2's saying they had been taken off meds and were using insulin alone.  It took awhile getting used to injections, etc but they had much better control using the insulin alone and not using the meds at all.  They wished they had done that a lot sooner.  If you do that I expect you will have the same experience.  You have to be really good at carb counting and have the correct insulin/carb ratios for it to work the best way possible. 


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Paula, you know I am on insulin alone, well, other meds for bp, thyroid, etc., but no diabetes meds, just insulin.
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Sharon! Thanks for you input sweetie. You know what, I actually took for granted you also take meds. When I was on the shots, I was also on two different diabetes meds. Yeah, I take many other meds too. LUM-CLINK!-Paula
Thanks Richard, much appreciated. Yes, have been back on track for sometime now with my carbs and not just guessing. When I got sick, still something is going on, I truly buckled down. With car situation, can't wait to see my Endo again. Few more lab works that couldn't be done today , but will be Monday. CLINK! to the Dancing Rooster. Paula

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Hi there, went to my ENT this morning.  He cleaned out both ears, but boy, did the right one ever hurt.  It hurt even before he started so really hurt while he cleaned.  Now, NORMALLY it doesnt' hurt at all.  So don't anyone be afraid to get your ears cleaned.  My situation was just different.  The left ear didn't hurt at all to be cleaned.  When he first came into the room he was smiing and said the lady with the skinny ears.  Must have meant inside.  Anyway, I said that is the only thing skinny on me and laughed.  Also had another hearing test.  He didn't really say anything about those results.  Must have been the same as the first test.  I hear both hi and low sounds but the hi ones have to be louder for me to hear them. 
 
In the end he said my ears just make a lot of dry skin.  So I got the Loud  'n Clear hearing aids that look like you are wearing a blue tooth cell phone.  Can't afford a regular one.  Neither ins. or medicare will pay anything.  These things only cost me $50.  So getting real hearing aids, spending thousands of $$ won't help me any more than what I have.  He said I just have to see him every month or 2 for a cleaning.  I said oh, no, and then, no offense dr. but that didn't make me really happy.  On the other hand it could be MUCH worse, like my nerves shot, or loosing more hearing.  So I guess I am grateful for what I have.  I can hear in my right ear now much better.  Still wear the hearing aid on my left ear.  My next appointment is right after we get home from our trip.
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Ok, gang, I went to the Carb class my dr. wanted me to go to.  The gal who taught it was Audrey and her presentation was good.  I know most of the things she talked about - THEN - she got to the pump. which she explained.   She is a medtronic trainer.  She had some  - oh, and Larry went with me - and there was one other lady too - empty pumps that we played with a little.  Then she had papers to fill out if we were interested in finding out more.  So Larry and I filled them out.  No, not for him, for me.  We are going to see how much our ins. will pay and decide from there.  She did say that, once we are trained, I think, that Dr. and she will both be there and whatever questions I have, some dr. will answer and some Audrey will answer.  Right now this is the only pump I can choose because she trains on this one.  Larry asked if I wanted to shop around and I said no, at least not now.  I know I have read articles that say how to get the right pump for you.  I have no idea because I have never had a pump before at all.  But Audrey was quite convincing.  The other lady had no interest in it at all.  But, remember, I have been thinking about it for a while.  So now we will find out about our ins.  They said because it is federal for ins. they have to do things differently.  I said I wonder if being federal is worse or better as far as ins. is concerned - Larry just said - worse.  We might have to wait until I can get on medicare. 
 
Well, just an update of this "Carb" class that I didn't want to go to in the first place.  Now I am glad I went.
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Nice to hear better, eh Sharon? I tried hearing aids (expensive ones) in 2002.  They did not help.  I still have hearing problems.  Maybe I will try the cheaper ones like you did.  Thanks!
 
I am also glad you went to that meeting.  I use the Minimed 522 pump and I like it very much.  The other pumps are just as good though.  I am convinced of that.  The Cozmo company has discontinued their pumps.  That leaves Minimed, Animas, Omnipod (tubeless) and Accu-Chek.  There is also a pump made in Japan but I don't know much about it.  Minimed makes a purple one and a pink one if you want a color like that.  I hope you are covered by your insurance.  Your control could improve so much!!!

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Thanks Richard for your thoughts.  Yes, Audrey said the same thing, it would really help my control because it can be dispenced is such small increments.  She used this example.  What if  you are eating something that has 45 carbs, you take 1:10 ratio, how much insulin do you take - 4? 5?  With the pump it can be broken down into very small increments, as you know. 
 
Also, with the hearing aids, you can google hearing aids and many will come up.  A friend of mine from church brought me a magazine and a printed website of different hearing aids that weren't as inexpensive as the one I have, but smaller and all sizes.
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Hey gang - saw my dr. today along with my pump lady, Audrey.  Got good news and bad news.  The bad news is that my bp is too high - today was 150/100.  I explained to them that was was really, really anxious over something today, well, the last couple of days.  But dr. ran a test on me to see if it just the anxiiety or something else.  I guess something else - she gave me another pill to take.  Just what I need, another pill.  Well, if I need it I need it.
 
THEN, Audrey came in and she said my nos. look really good.  The only problem is I LIKE TO EAT.  Too many times.  But she said my average is 135 now.  Can't wait to have my next A1c.
 
So, like I said good news/bad news.  Just got to keep my chin up and do other things rather than eating.
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Hi Sharon,
The American Heart Association recommends that folks who are watching their blood pressure pick up a reliable BP cuff and test it at home several times a day. It takes several readings to get a true look at what your blood pressure is doing. This will help them get a reliable reading that isn't affected by nerves.  It is very possible that your BP is much better when you are away from the doctor's office.
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Yes, I've heard that too, Janis - "white coat syndrome".  But my bp has been good at other times while at the dr., and also bad.  I also took note yesterday, after I posted, that I didn't break out sweating profusely for much of the rest of the day.  Seems like when I get excited/anxious I am more prone to it.
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